Wednesday November 25, 2020

Pat Leahy: The election campaign will be a war of two narratives, the left’s about unfairness and the government’s about economic recovery

31st December, 2014
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Pat Leahy

The next election campaign, which will begin in the new year, will be a struggle between two competing narratives. One narrative is the government’s chosen ground of economic recovery. The other is the unfairness/inequality narrative favoured by Sinn Féin, the radical left and several independent actors.

The unfairness narrative will be strong during the long campaign. But the economic narrative will become more and more important as decision day approaches.

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